Chinese Buddhist Art: Gianguan Auctions, 8 June 2018

With a growing reputation for offering Chinese religious art at accessible estimates, Gianguan Auctions is presenting a selection of Chinese religious art in bronze, jade and ceramics in its Saturday, June 9 sale.

A highlight is a Northern Zhou seated Buddha, height 36.8 cm, Lot 213 and is expected to fetch more than $20,000. Equally dramatic is an enameled gilt bronze Shakyamuni Buddha of the Ming dynasty. The seated figure is dressed in a turquoise robe enhanced with pink and red flowers and scrolls within a matrix of fine wire, Lot 206, engraved with a Ming-dynasty Yongle six character mark, and the estimate is $15,000. A Northern Wei carving of Sakyamuni Maitreya in jade seated on a plinth carved with lions and buddhas, Lot 221, height 33.7 cm, has an estimate of $8,000. A large jade carving of a Sakyamuni Maitreya stands 20 inches tall and weighs more than 1,00 grams – Lot 205, it is expected to sell for $6,000 upwards.

A polychromed Northern Qi stone figure of Sakyamuni Buddha seated in dyanasana on a lotus pedestal supported by a base has a mandorla framing the head, height 41.9 cm, is Lot 211 and is estimated $3,000.

To view details of these Buddhist statues and more, visit the Gianguan Auctions catalogue at The sale will be conducted live in the gallery’s headquarters at 39 West 56th Street, New York. Online bidding is on,, or Condition reports may be obtained by emailing the gallery at Previews open on Friday, 1 June and run through to Friday, 8 June, 10am-7pm. The sale begins at 6 PM EST on Saturday, 9 June.